As a young man growing up in Paris, France, Stephane Andre was focused on a career in chemistry until his path took a drastic turn. Upon visiting his uncle, a hairdresser in a suburb of Paris, Stephane discovered a passion for bringing out the beauty in every woman. Thirty years later, Stephane still has a passion for hair and the beauty industry.
Stephane began as an apprentice early in his career and continued studying at Maniatis and Dessange, both located in Paris. He worked alongside prominent names like Michel Aleman, Bruno Pittini, Odile Gilbert, Serge Normant, and Frederic Fekkai. Stephane was invited to join the Fekkai team in 1997.
"Stephane understands luxury and understands what it takes to bring out a woman's inner beauty," says Fekkai.
With his innate ability to create a natural look with an edge, and to bring out each woman's inner beauty, Stephane was a perfect match for the Fekkai vision. In 2008, Stephane was named Co- Creative Director of the Frederic Fekkai Fifth Avenue Salon. Stephane has also worked with a number of celebrity clients including Martha Stewart, Sigourney Weaver, Uma Thurman and Angelica Huston. For the past few seasons, Andre has worked backstage during fashion week for top designers Marchesa and Proenza Schouler.
Stephane resides in New York City. In his spare time he enjoys reading, skiing, playing tennis, and the opera.